Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Best and Brightest

I've never done a book recommendation, but I heard E.D. Hill (one of the hosts of "Fox and Friends" on the Fox News Network) talking about her new book with Laura Ingraham yesterday. It sounds like it will be very inspiring reading for me and the kids. It's about how some of America's most successful people got where they are and who inspired them and how. I can't wait to read it and it's really quite inexpensive on Amazon.
It's nice to read something inspiring during the Holiday season instead of depressing or boring! OH! I was completely shocked when E.D. told Laura that she has 8 children! She seems so young and lively, I thought for sure that she wasn't even married...not that marriage makes you any less attractive (ahem).

Saturday, November 12, 2005


In certain places in the "blogosphere" I've seen rumblings of PP people who are boycotting Target Corp. for their refusal to dispense and promote the "morning after pill" behind and over the counter. Please let your local Target know that you appreciate and support their decision to allow their pharmacists to respect the health of women rather than endanger their lives and the lives of their unborn babies! I hope they don't buckle under the pressure. The one thought that comes to my mind if this drug should be sold over the counter is...what if some guy doesn't want his pregnant girlfriend's/wife's baby and slips the drug in her drink or food. If you follow this nightmare scenario, can you imagine the evil things that could happen with
a. a jealous girlfriend
b. an angry mom or dad
c. a cowardly child molester???
keep an eye on this issue and pray for Target pharmacists!

Mother Theresa said:
"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."
and this:
"But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child - a direct killing of the innocent child - murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?"


Weasy just came into the classroom and asked me if the sky was "hard"...
Mama: Weasy, what do you mean "hard"?
Weasy: I mean is it hard when it pushes or falls on houses?
Mama: Ummmm, Weasy, the sky doesn't do that, the sky is just air.
Weasy: I KNOW, but if it fell would it hurt the houses and smash them up?
Mama: The sky doesn't "fall", Weasy that's just in the movie and stuff.
Weasy: (sighing and skipping out of the room exasperated with a Mama who doesn't know that much at all.)

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

"Cheerleader" by Katrina (when she was age 9) Posted by Picasa

"Bugs" by Matty (age 7) Posted by Picasa

"Rose" by Weazy (age 5) Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 04, 2005

serenity now, serenity now, serenity NOW!

A couple of days ago, Megan wrote the "Serenity Prayer" on her blog, and had a link to the history of it. Today on the radio, I heard a good version of it. How many times have you said something like, "I can't stand how (insert name of offending person here) is acting, how can I change (him or her)?".

A good answer:
God, grant me the serenity to ACCEPT the PEOPLE I
cannot change,
The courage to change the PEOPLE I can,
And the wisdom to know that they are ME!

I mean no disrespect to the original, but so often in society we think that we are the ones being offended when we really do have to look in the mirror and either change how we look at the other person, or change those sinful things about ourselves that we just don't take the time to deal with. This gave me a lot of thinking to do, so now I have to go clean my house and praise God for giving me kids that mess it up instead of swearing under my breath while I pick up dirty clothes and vacuum and scrub icky floors.